Job Title: Campaign Representative for Just Transition
Reports To: Director of Sierra Club’s Labor Program
Location: Washington, DC office
Salary: $65,500 non-negotiable
Context: At the Sierra Club, we believe in the power of togetherness. Together, we remain committed to the fight for a healthy climate built on a foundation of environmental, racial, economic, and gender justice – a future where all people benefit from a healthy, thriving planet and a direct connection to nature. As the climate crisis and deeply entrenched systemic racism all fuel inequity, we will continue to fight for a bold, transformational agenda that recognizes the interconnectedness between our planet, our humanity, and our democracy. By recognizing that our destinies are tied, we continue to name that all things are fundamentally connected, and the overlap between ecology, race, gender, and representative government will move to either advance our collective humanity or to oppress it.
Sierra Club is comprised of staff across the country and a network of local chapters that support our grassroots engagement. We are also proud to be a unionized employer, with two labor unions representing more than half of our employees.
Scope: Works with appropriate staff to create and implement Just Transition strategies, goals and objectives of the Sierra Club's Healthy Communities and Labor Program. The Campaign Representative Just Transition works within Healthy Communities, Labor Program and International EJ Program. This position will sometimes work with other campaigns, national and regional staff, communications, as well as chapter staff to design both national and localized Just Transition strategies. The Campaign Representative will work to constructively engage the labor community to help ensure that the transition to an equitable clean energy economy and phase out of coal creates sustainable union jobs and strengthens communities of color and local economies.
The Campaign Representative for Just Transition works with other campaigns, as well as chapter staff and to design both national and localized strategies and campaigns to constructively engage Sierra Club and the labor community. The goal is to help ensure that the transition to a clean energy economy and phase out of fossil fuels is racially just and creates sustainable family supporting union jobs and strengthens local economies and communities. Achieving this goal is essential to rapidly advance the adoption of 100% Clean Energy in an equitable and just way. Works with appropriate staff to integrate the goals and objectives of the Sierra Club's Labor Program and Healthy Communities Campaign.
Job activities include but are not limited to:
Seasonal Activities: Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and vacancies, and during peak activity periods.
The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:
This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and Progressive Workers Union.
The Sierra Club offers a competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
This is a category 4 exempt, represented position.
Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
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